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    respectable max deadlift and squat?

    I am 5'11'', 195 lbs., my max bench is between 275-300.

    what is a respectable max deadlift and squat for someone like that? I really have no idea. I have been doing both for a long time but I have never felt comfortable maxing until recently.
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    try and shoot for 2.5x's your bw. so that would be 487.5 for you. so near 500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clemson357
    I am 5'11'', 195 lbs., my max bench is between 275-300.

    what is a respectable max deadlift and squat for someone like that? I really have no idea. I have been doing both for a long time but I have never felt comfortable maxing until recently.
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    how about a max deadlift of 400 lbs for a guy who is 170 pounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit2169
    how about a max deadlift of 400 lbs for a guy who is 170 pounds?
    170 x 2.5 = 425

    so 400 is pretty good. Just under 2.5x's BW.
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    ya i deadlifted 400 about a week ago. 425 right now is definitely out of the question so i seriously need to start gaining some weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit2169
    ya i deadlifted 400 about a week ago. 425 right now is definitely out of the question so i seriously need to start gaining some weight.
    why is it out of question? you can add 25 morepounds to your deadlift.

    about gaining weight.....

    remeber, while your absolute strength increases, your relative strength does not (in most cases).
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    Do you usually keep your absolute strength when you lose the weight you used to get stronger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanp156
    Do you usually keep your absolute strength when you lose the weight you used to get stronger?

    Hope that made sense
    Probably depends on how clean and fast the cut is. Slow and clean means small loss of absolute strength and slight increase in relative strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanp156
    Do you usually keep your absolute strength when you lose the weight you used to get stronger?

    Hope that made sense
    It's highly possible yes. If you lose only fat, then certainly. Just monitor your weightloss closely, keep it reasonable, and make sure your strength doesn't drop.
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    Losing .8-1.2lbs a week should be good, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanp156
    Losing .8-1.2lbs a week should be good, right?
    Sounds reasonable enough to me. The guideline set forth by the NSCA is that weight loss should be no more than 1% of your bodyweight each week.
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    is 2.5xBW squat or deadlift comparable to 2xBW benchpress, that is something that is really impressive? or is it just average, or standard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clemson357
    is 2.5xBW squat or deadlift comparable to 2xBW benchpress, that is something that is really impressive? or is it just average, or standard?

    it is much better than your average gym goer. if you can hit those numbers you are doing alright in my book (for whatever that is worth).
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    how bout a max of 375 of someone who weighs 150?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenwood
    how bout a max of 375 of someone who weighs 150?
    That's 2.5*BW which is extremely good for a bench and very, very good for a squat or deadlift.
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    sweet i got 375lbs tonight ..i was at 300 b4 and i wanted to get around 340-350lbs but i did 375lb which is fucking awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenwood
    sweet i got 375lbs tonight ..i was at 300 b4 and i wanted to get around 340-350lbs but i did 375lb which is fucking awesome
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    i prolly coulda got 385 but after i did 375 i said fuck it , its good enough for me lol..my next goal is 400-425..hopefully 450lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenwood
    i prolly coulda got 385 but after i did 375 i said fuck it , its good enough for me lol..my next goal is 400-425..hopefully 450lbs
    That's just awesome. Be sure to set a goal for that as far as time goes as well. It's one thing to have a goal, but it must be accomplished in a reasonable amount of time IMO. But obviously you know what works for you by now so I'll just stop here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monkey Man
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